"It's not about last year or who's here or who's isn't here," says your head coach. "It's about getting out here and competing and seeing who is here, and that's where we're gonna go."
That is all. Except for this: Josh Bartlestein is obviously from two seconds in the future. What's it like, Josh? Still awesome? Cool.
Not sure how adequately describe this game in words. I wont do it injustice by trying.
Trey is very protective of my emotions also.
Still can't believe that actually went in.
What was Bartlestein actually doing? HOW DID HE KNOW?
Bartlestein was one with the ball -- he was just conveying the ball's experience. THE BALL KNEW!
How did he know? It does not matter how. He knew.
He is a Michigan man.
ps-Marv Albert calling this game was just awesome. Hands down the best basketball play-by-play guy.
And that word is, "Uhh."
My favorite moment thus far all season. Let's hope there's another moment (or more) to top it!
McGary 25 points, 14 rebounds and 3 steals. Incredible back to back games for a freshman, especially in the NCAA Tournament.
I was in Crystal City at my hotel watching this. I was clearly the only alumnus in the bar. The bartender, a Michigan native, had my drinks on the house the rest of the night. I wish I could have been with my boys to watch it but my 11 year old texted me, "Muppets!!!" as the OT clock zeroed.
is wise beyond his years.
I was just so impressed with this win not just because of Trey's heroics, but McGary's put back late, GRIII's scramble and layup, a key Stauskus 3-pointer during the comeback late in the second half. Everybody contributed and never gave up. So freaking proud of that team.
Go to buffalo billiards in DuPont circle if you're still around on Sunday.
I just watched this fifteen times in a row. Wow! Incredibly exciting.
I love how "ball puncher" (Johnson) gets a ten second violation and then misses a free throw that leads to Burke's miracle three from the heavens.
Don't punch people in the balls. That is the lesson here. Now you know.
Aren't supposed to be literal. He paid. Now he knows. Dong karma's gonna get you.
to another, literally.
There is nothing else I know that can cause you to run such a wide spectrum of emotions in such a short amount of time.
And my god, between the explosion of sub related tweets, watching this shot over and over and now the addition of Bartelstein the Magnificent who can predict your awesome immediate future, I have been giggling like a child all night.
It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine.
I'm in pain watching this.
Should have been a flagrant 2, should have been ejected from the game. It was one of the most disgraceful things I've ever seen on a basketball court.
Basketball justice, too.
It's good for us that he didn't get ejected. Johnson was the one who missed the front end of the one-and-one, failed to get across the time line, and passed up the layup to kick it out to the reserve guard that missed the game-winner.
Serves him right.
Tims look is priceless. I don't think he know's what's really occuring at the moment other than his teammate slumping to the floor, but that blank stare and his eyes following Johnson is quite funny.
Oh, and Bill Self is licking his lips as Mitch's dong is punched. Not glad I noticed that.
with the blank stare, timmy looks like cupcake dog
How is trying to get away with punching someone in the nuts not worse than blatantly punching someone in the face? This obviously was done on purpose.
Andy Staples opened his recap with the shot to McGary's "onions." Here's the money quote: "The Wolverines, who had been dominated in the paint all night, showed TREMENDOUS ONIONS in overtime." (Obligatory emphasis added.)
I'd say Karma had it's revenge on Mr. Johnson.
What a punk move.
Obligatory NTTAWWT, but does it look like Johnson kept his hand on McGary's junk for longer than a typical don't punch? Maybe it's not a punk move as much as a creep move.
WOW. WOW. WOW! Still can't believe what I witnessed tonight! Trey MF Burke!!!!!
bartelstein knew that beilein had subs and it was crazy before it happened?
I was at the Blue Tractor for it. The whole place went absolutley nuts.
This game was the best since ND in 2011... brillant recovery to get it to overtime and a brilliant win there. It's incredible to see our guys come though in the clutch like that. Goddamn.
I'm watching this on a loop. Between tv hightlights and the few shots of it online and now this little montage, I really am trying to take-in that shot as much as possible. The image of this won't get skewed over time either, as in the memory of tonight's moments won't become greater than what really happened and then I look at it 30 years down the road and it's more like "That was sort of cool, but not what I remember...", because there's not a way that that shot/game could have been made any more memorable or iconic. That shit was better than any Hollywood or brilliant Indie or up-and-coming Director/screenplay writer could have manufactured.
I'm really trying and am succeeding in enjoying this game more than how'd I'd be suffering if we'd lost. We ofen times, more like always and it's just nature that we do this, take the losses harder than we celebrate the wins. I'm giving a middle finger to that notion tonight. Trey Burke...Thanks for this. Moar Sunday pleez.
We won a game in a fashion which rarely happens. Bottle it. Save it. Store it. Try never to forget it. This is why I invest in sports. Period.
Trey Burke is a super saiyan. That is all.
I guess that was a kamehameha?
No, a Spirit Bomb!
Trey was overdue for a buzzer beater, just saving it for when it mattered most.
My nerdiest post of the week.
I live in Korea and the game started at 8:15 Sat. morning. Unfortunately, my wife and son ran their first 10K at 8:30am. Suck. Then my youngest son had some Easter egg-hunt ridiculousness which I had to attend. All day was misery waiting to come home and watch the game.
F'N INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!! I watched with my son wearing his Trey jersey and me wearing Trey's shorts on my head. Not sure how it happened, but when I put them on with a few minutes left, Trey went crazy.
And my 11 y/o son will never forget this game. It will be etched in his memory. And we will share that memory. That is a very, very good thing.
I saw your post earlier yesterday about not being able to see it. I hope it was as magical as it was for all of us.
I'll add that I love the blatant honesty in realizing that your kids G-damn activities were totally a nusance; the line about "having to attend an Easter Egg hunt.." was funny, as if there was an alternative of not!? Way to man up though, not that you need anyone telling you that, and getting through the day for the family.
THIS SH*T WAS CRAZY THOUGH! SUBS!
Thanks random internet dude. That made me feel great! And this is for you:
After the game, he asked me if I remembered the '89 run. My response was, "I still have that game on VHS."
I was eleven in '89.
I haven't been this happy since I saw this guy for the first time